Sogo (active early to mid 19th century)
67cm x 198cm
The style is similar to works done by the noted Maruyama School, Gessen and other artists from the Shijo School. The artist is not known but a similar name was found in a woodblock print published in book around the same period. (refer to the Waseda University Library, Collection of Edo Period Books)
Size: Diameter 5cm
This bangle is not a bangle that one would presume to wear on the wrist, but the size is perfect as a pendant or be mounted on a wooden stand. Smaller bangles were popular during the Qing dynasty and many examples survive using various Jade colors and styles.
Qing Dynasty to Republican Period
Size: Length 9.5 cm Width 2cm
A finely made Chinese jade belt buckle. Though the photographs may not depict the piece well, the Jade is more of a whiter color than the odd green that is reflecting from the light. No damages or repairs are done to the piece.
Size: Height 29cm Width 28cm
A superb and interesting dehua sculpture of the eight immortals or the bashen. The expressions seen on the immortals and their acolytes are life like and their realism might be expressive of the Republican period. No significant damages are seen excluding a broken section around the tree branch. There are no noticeable repairs.
Late Edo to Meiji Period
Size: Diameter 8.3cm Height 6.5cm
Each cup is slightly fluted and a scholar resting in a garden setting with chrysanthemums with his acolyte making tea is depicted on the exterior while the interior has a literati landscape view.
Each of the cups expressions are different and the cups are glazed in a celadon like green glaze where areas the glazes is thicker has resulted in a light green color...
Late Edo to Meiji Periods
Size: Painting: Length 28cm Width 16cm
Unlike the popular stigma and interest Japanese shunga or erotica themed paintings and prints, these works were used as educational tools. Just as seen in middle school sex educational classes and sessions, these prints were shown to women prior to their marriage...
Late Edo to Meiji Period
painting: Length 28cm Width 17cm
Most shunga or the noted Japanese erotica works are done using woodblock prints. However, the hand painted versions were used as educational tools for daughters who were to wed to their wealthy husbands vice versa. This work may have come from a hand scroll fragment.
Work is framed and matted.
Size: Length 73" Width 24"
The work is based on the Yuan Dynasty painter, Yan Hui's work of Haichen and Tieguai. (Housed at the Kyoto National Museum, Property of Choin-ji). Tieguai was known for the transmission of the Daoist teachings to one of the eight sages of the Daoist pantheon and countless legends exist of his magical works and deeds.
An interesting silver container retaining elements of Chinese and Western preferences in design and structure. The round lidded contain contains motifs engraved on the exterior. The bottom contains a signature like hallmark designating the maker of the work.
Size: Length 12.8cm Width 10.8cm Height 6cm
An interesting and unusual pair of Chinese export silver dishes formed in the shape of leaves. The interior side of the dish has engravings of flora and fauna. The dishes have three round feet. No hallmarks are found on the work.
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai. China
Size: Diameter 8cm Height 2.3cm
A pair of fluted Chinese export silver plates. Each plate is engraved with a motif of flowers and a faint hallmark can be seen on the bottom.
Height 12.7cm Diameter 9.5cm
Interesting in its structure and representative of the period when China was producing various wares in silver meant for export to Western nations. On the bottom there are three hallmarks representing the firm that produced the piece.
Size: Height 10cm Diameter 9.5cm
An interesting lidded container engraved with auspicious motifs. The lidded container contains a plate to place inside.
Size: Diameter 4.5cm
An interesting small Chinese gourd carving with a long fu or a literary verse about the decadence and beauty of a palace.
Sold; Thank you. Beijing, China
Qing Dynasty (mid to late period)
Size: Diameter 21cm
A fine Chinese porcelain plate containing a Qianlong reign mark. The work possibly comes from the period, when many of the monochrome versions were being produced as new glaze technology expanded the possibilities with porcelain.
There is small hairline crack on the bottom side lip of the plate.
Sold; Thank you, Beijing, China
Qing Dynasty, Guangxu Reign Mark (c. 1871-1908)
A finely crafted and simple Guangxu imperial porcelain plate. The rich red monochrome color is one of the few techniques that is difficult to produce. The reign mark is found on the bottom of the plate.
The plate a microscopic level repair work on the edge of the lip of the plate.
Sold; Thank you. Guangdong, China
Qing to Republican Periods
Size: Height 5.4cm
A common Chinese hard stone seal with a foo dog carved on the top. Unlike those in the latter periods, the dog on this seal carved very well.
Sold; Thank you. Tianjin, China
Size: Height 5.8cm
Republican Period or later
A pair of Chinese hard stone seals with the traditional foo dog motif carved on the top. The bottom of the seal has nothing carved on it, and is ready to have a name be placed.